Authority Brands acquires Mosquito Squad

|  December 12, 2018


Columbia, Md.-based Authority Brands has purchased Mosquito Squad, Richmond, Va. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition represents the second brand addition for Authority Brands since October 2018, when it acquired America’s Swimming Pool Co. (ASP).

Founded in 2005, Mosquito Squad is an outdoor pest control franchisor with more than 250 franchisees in the U.S., Kenya, Indonesia and Puerto Rico. The company provides services to eliminate mosquitoes, ticks and the diseases they can bring to families and communities and bills itself as the creator of the mosquito barrier protection spray method.

Authority Brands is the parent company of ASP, The Cleaning Authority (TCA), and Homewatch CareGivers (HWCG). ASP franchisees provide swimming pool maintenance, repair and renovation; TCA franchisees provide residential cleaning services to more than 100,000 recurring customers; and HWCG franchisees deliver at-home services, including elderly, disabled and after-surgery care, as well as help for those living with dementia.

“We are very excited about this new partnership as we endeavor to build on our market leadership position, improve our processes and systems, and help our franchisees achieve even greater success,” says Amy Lawhorne, VP and brand leader of Mosquito Squad. “The entire Mosquito Squad team looks forward to aligning with Authority Brands and tapping into their expertise to help us grow and realize the brand’s full potential.”

“We’ve been following the success of Mosquito Squad for many years. They are a leader in their industry, and we are looking forward to supporting their team and helping facilitate the continued growth of their franchisees,” says Rob Weddle, CEO of Authority Brands.

Authority Brands supports individual franchisee growth by providing strong marketing, technology and operational support. With the addition of Mosquito Squad, Authority Brands now has more than 750 franchise locations in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Kenya, Indonesia and Puerto Rico.

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